Ukrainian opera singer perishes in Donbas
The performer abandoned French opera to fight for his motherland
‘Vasyl Slipak, Ukraine’s opera singer, left French opera to protect his motherland. He was killed in eastern Ukraine’, Dmytro Kuleba, Ukraine’s permanent representative at the Council of Europe, tweeted this.
Journalist Yuriy Butusov reported that Slipak was killed in a gunfight near Donetsk. ‘His alias was Meph, short from Mephisto, which was his part in Gounaud’s famous opera ‘Faust’. He was not a professional trooper, he was a singer… Vasyl Slipak died as a true soldier. They’ll write books about him, name streets after him, tell about him at schools and music colleges’, Butusov wrote.
Vasyl Slipak was born in Lviv region, western Ukraine. In 1997, he graduated from Lviv Music Academy of Mykola Lysenko and left to France on invitation to work in Paris opera.
After 19 years of working in France, he returned home and went to Donbas as a volunteer. Slipak served with the Voluntary Ukrainian Corps of the Right Sector, the unit that still hasn’t recognized the official recognition by the Ukrainian government.
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